SAT - WordPress Web Development
WordPress is a popular, powerful, open source content management system (CMS) and publishing platform used by millions of companies including Sony, The New York Times, eBay, and CNN.
From design to deployment we deliver expert solutions to medium and large business customers using the WordPress open source platform. Being open source, WordPress provides a cost effective standard for designing & developing high quality, full-featured, easy to manage websites. WordPress is updated frequently by hundreds of community volunteers, has thousands of pre-built plugins and themes readily available, and is used by over 70 million people worldwide.
we have 10+ years of experience building websites with WordPress, working with it since 2011, creating themes and custom plugins. To find out how cost effective a WordPress site could be for your business, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
SAT - Web Design Services
Our design process always starts with a strong vision which drives the whole project. With our grounding as a digital agency, we measure our design by how it works rather than simply how it looks.
We believe that web design is a broad term that encompasses a great deal more than whether a website looks good or not. Website design includes the structure of the sitemap, ensuring that all pages are easy to find through a logical structure. The layout of each page – ensuring that key information is presented clearly and that the page isn’t overcrowded – is at least as important as the final design aspects of colors and fonts.
At SAT, we’ve established a tried and tested web design process to ensure that every website we produce delivers on its core aim. This begins with research on the target market and clarification of the key goals of the site. We then produce a rough wireframe vision to show our concept for the site, which acts as a basis for discussion and feedback. This vision is then developed into a full website design before feedback can be collated, revisions made, and the design then signed-off.
SAT - Web Development Services
Successful development must be in harmony with good UX design. Our developers work alongside our design team to make sure that our sites not only function well but also fulfill our design vision.
The web is changing rapidly, so it’s paramount that our development team maintain a passion for the digital world. All our developers work together to ensure that best practice is debated and agreed, and discoveries of new technologies and techniques are shared.
All our developers use HTML5 and CSS3 and have an in-depth knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), to ensure that all our sites are built with SEO in mind. We code mainly in PHP, using open-source software such as the WordPress content management system which is flexible, extensible and customizable to fit with our client’s needs.
A key aspect of each developer’s role is to set up the Content Management System (CMS) in a way that the website is easy for our clients to edit, so we test extensively to make sure that is the case.
SAT - Mobile Website Services
We have designed, developed and built a number of mobile sites, built specifically for purpose.
Bespoke mobile sites go one step further than simply having a ‘mobile-friendly’ website, ensuring that the structure of the mobile site highlights the information that is most important for on-the-go visitors.
Similarly we can develop mobile sites that are similar to mobile apps, that are built for a specific purpose and encourage regular repeat visits.
SAT - eCommerce Website Services
Clearly many businesses are based on selling online, but increasingly e-commerce is also a supplementary revenue stream or just a practical way of collecting payment.
Whatever your requirements for e-commerce we can help. We have used different platforms, including Shopify and WooCommerce, so we can recommend the best system for the project based on your requirements. Each of these platforms is feature rich and gives online merchants complete power over their site.
Using the inbuilt reporting tools and Google Analytics, you can easily analyze the behavior of your customers, and then optimize the site to achieve better results. We will work with you to grow your business based on these insights, and ensure that targets are met.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
SAT - SEO Services
A major factor in whether a website is well ranked in Google is whether the website has been structured and built in an SEO-friendly way.
Designers and developers at SAT all have an expert understanding of the principles of SEO.
We will always discuss the relative importance of SEO early in the brief phase, and make recommendations based on our client’s needs. All our sites are built in a way that allows Google bots to crawl the site and index each page based on the information on the page.
SAT - Content Writing Services
Having engaging copy is absolutely key to the overall success of a website.
A website is ultimately only as good as the content within, so it’s important to ensure that the photography, film, and text works in tandem with the design and functionality of the site to communicate the best of your organization.
We, therefore, recommend that our clients consider engaging us to either write or review their website text. We work with an experienced PR marketer who has vast experience of writing engaging copy for the web. An understanding of the overall project and a creative concept is a must, so we ensure they are engaged early in the process and properly briefed.
SAT - Social Media Services
Social Media plays an important role in the way we find and share information online.
That is why we always discuss integration with social media at an early stage of the website specification process. It is possible to use information from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn on third party websites, and have information going the other way so that comments and posts written on a site are posted to social media sites.
The level of interaction depends entirely on our clients, but the important thing is that all staff at SAT have an expert understanding of what is possible. Updates in the field of social media are made every day, so we ensure that we all keep our finger on the pulse by staying up-to-date via blogs and forums.
Keep Your Plugins Updated to Stay Secure
When you do not update your WordPress site you are risking your website security and missing out on new features or improvements. It is crucial that you always use the latest version of WordPress and allow a professional company like SAT properly update your custom WordPress website.
With our regular WordPress update service, your WordPress version and plugins will be brought up to date once per month, you can view the status any time by visiting your WordPress dashboard and checking for notifications.
Since being founded in 2011 our longevity in the web design industry and repeat business is positive proof of our commitment to delivering outstanding results over the years. We’re a dynamic team of problem solvers and critical thinkers who enjoy a challenge which you will quickly sense when speaking with any member of our team.